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Summary

  1. England slip to 78-4 - trail by 56
  2. Root 36*; Ashwin 3-19
  3. Root opens in place of injured Hameed
  4. Jadeja 90, Ashwin 72; Stokes 5-73
  5. India lead five-Test series 1-0

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By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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That's it from us for today. We'll be back tomorrow, bright and early at 03:45 BST, to talk you through whatever England can muster with the bat.

You can click here to read Steph's report of the day's play. See you tomorrow for the inevitable ending...

Jonny Bairstow on Haseeb Hameed: "As far as I'm aware he will be able to bat tomorrow. I've not had chance to catch up with him. But he went for a bat. As far as I'm aware he's alright."

'The record is a very special achievement'

Jonny Bairstow, who now has a record 68 Test dismissals in a calendar year: "There was a lot of speculation a year ago about whether or not I should be keeping wicket, so to put the hard work in and have that come to fruition is a very special achievement for myself. 

"It's still not anywhere near where I want my keeping to be and I'm not under any illusions. You look at yourself and you have two options: you hide in a corner or you front up and take it on the chin. Thankfully I took the latter option and it's starting to pay off."

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'We're fighting an uphill battle'

England's Jonny Bairstow, who has made 89 & 15 with the bat, speaking on Sky Sports: "Not the day we were looking for. Losing myself and Ben at the end capped off a day that we didn't envisage at the start of the day. We're fighting an uphill battle at the moment.

"It's still a decent batting wicket. There were a few balls they kept out that kept low and they did a few things with the ball as well. We need to take it on the chin. We still have a lot of batting to come and we have to remember that."

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Rob Meech: Moeen Ali is not a top-six batsman, nor is he a frontline spinner. So why is he in the side?

'Moeen has to change the way he plays'

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

It's impossible to keep going out there playing strokes. Very rarely do the really, really good players hit the ball in the air because they don't need to. Just hit the ball on the ground because the outfield is so fast.

If you're going to bat in the way that Moeen Ali plays, you can be a six, seven, eight. If he has ambitions to bat in the top four, he will have to change the way he plays. England are under pressure and you're demanding that your top order occupy the crease.

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Matthew Connell: Maybe it's time Ramps was given another chance to fulfill his undeniable talent!

Matt Hewlett: England's batting shambolic yet again. What on earth is going on behind the scenes?

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Cook has been out bowled six times in his last 9 Tests; as many times as he was bowled in 74 Tests from July 2006 to June 2012. #INDvENG

'Pathetic' from Moeen Ali

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Moeen Ali danced down with one intention - to hit the ball in the air. Ashwin saw him and changed his pace a little bit. It was beautiful bowling, a pathetic shot.

'We're looking to pile on the pressure'

Jayant Yadav, who made his maiden Test fifty, on Sky Sports: "It was a really proud moment. Jadeja took the pressure away from me. We took it one ball at a time.

"The idea was to bowl more in the stumps and it came off. We've got four good wickets today and looking to pile on the pressure tomorrow.  

"The best thing about his team is that they didn't make me feel like I was playing for the first time. I didn't feel out of place in the dressing room."

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'India are a better team'

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

England have won a toss here and they haven't made it count. They missed a great chance in the first innings with the bat.

This match is certainly going to go India's way, barring a Joe Root double century. But he needs help. Let's face it, in these conditions, on these style of wickets, India are a better team.

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Hoist up the white flag now! Surely England are done? The most predictable outcome since the last time England played...

Stuart

England need to find some mental toughness. Plenty of talent in this team.

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'Gulf in class between sides'

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

England are losing for two reasons: the batting in the first innings, when they were 150 light, and also allowing the tail of India to wag.

It was an indication that on these wickets, England don't ever look like they are going to blow a team away; they are waiting for mistakes. The gulf in class between these sides came through.

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David Spencer: Clearly, this is why Batty is in the side. The competent nightwatchman.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It's a chastening day for England. India dominated without being very forceful. They got those runs on the board and then caused quite a bit of torment.

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Jonty Westall: Game over.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It has been emphatically India's day. They look so much more potent than England did this morning. Most of the damage was done by Ashwin with the bat yesterday, and then he has taken three wickets today. He is beguiling.

Close of play - Eng 78-4

Trail by 56

That's it for today. Take one look at Joe Root as he walks off, bat under his arm, head down, thoroughly miserable look on his face, and that sums up where England are in this game.

Eng 78-4

Trail by 56

England have sent Gareth Batty out as nightwatchman, which is a thankless job at the best of times. Now he's got four men around the bat to contend with, although I would like to see an angry-off between Kohli and Batty. Ashwin welcomes him to the crease with the carrom ball and Batty wisely chooses not to edge it.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

England are in tatters here - four good batsmen gone and one potentially injured.

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Stokes lbw Ashwin 5 (Eng 78-4)

Out. That's hitting his stumps. Off you go, Ben. It's struck him on the back pad and there's no arguing with that. Kohli sees him off the field by putting his finger to his lips, mimicking Stokes when he dismissed Kohli yesterday.

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Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

The ball has hit his back pad...

India review

Hello, here's Ashwin. And there's a huge lbw shout against Stokes first up. Kohli thinks, thinks a bit more and then makes the signal. This is India's last review. 

Eng 78-3

One good thing for England is that Root is reading Jadeja much better. At the start of his innings he was playing him too deep in his crease. Now he's coming forward, bat just slightly in front of pad, able to defend him away into the field.

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Eng 78-3

Stokes 5, Root 36

Stokes is hammering his bat like a bird trying to tempt a worm to the surface. Jayant gets him driving but it bounces into the ground before popping up to the fielder. Mohali's resident trombonium breaks into a mournful tune, which seems oddly fitting when you look at Moeen's face in the dressing room.

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Matthew Pimblett: We are playing the best in the world in their own back yard!! Last time in Blighty we won 2 Tests by an innings!!

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Eng 78-3

Trail by 56

Jadeja will replace Mohammed Shami, who has been off the pace. England are looking to block him, and that's it. Root takes a single and Stokes does just that. The two meet in the middle, punch gloves, have a brief conversation about field settings before returning to their marks.

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Chris Gordon: England looking for another opener? Sorry we got dibs on Renshaw!

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Eng 76-3

Jayant whips through another over, with England defending or working a single. Just another 15 minutes or so for England to see through, then it's back to the hotel, readjust and then do it all over again. Except do it slightly better than they have done today.

Root's having a bit of treatment on his back, courtesy of the England physio. It also, rather handily, takes a bit of time out of the game.

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Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain on BBC Test Match Special

It's not an easy wicket to bat on because the odd ball is keeping low, it's turning. You need application.

Eng 75-3

Lovely from Stokes. A roll of the wrist to flick the ball off his pads and away to the boundary for four runs. If England could just do repeat that shot for the next day and a bit, they'll be in fine shape. Shami continues with that short line but it's not working. Stokes can either leave it or play it off the back foot.

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Eng 71-3

Trail by 63

Really was a fantastic take from Parthiv, taking the catch very low down. Ben Stokes has joined Root at the crease. If he was grumpy earlier when England dropped two catches off his bowling, I can only imagine how thrilled he is now he's had to go out and bat. Still no sign of Hameed.

Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain on BBC Test Match Special

That is a big wicket. He batted well at Rajkot, he batted well at Visakhapatnam and he got runs in the first innings here. It was a fine catch, almost near his bootlaces - Parthiv Patel has done that brilliantly.

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Bairstow c Parthiv b Jayant 15 (Eng 70-3)

Gone! That's a lovely take by the keeper to dismiss Bairstow. He's right up to the stumps and Jayant got the ball to straighten and just flick the outside edge of Bairstow's bat. A tiny nick, but it's well held by Parthiv. England's form man goes trudging off, bat under his arm.

Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain on BBC Test Match Special

Clearly it was going down the leg side, and it hit him above the knee roll.

Eng 68-2

Trail by 66

Shami is up to 89mph, the ball bashing into Root's bat as he pushes forward. There's a huge yell against Root, but what are they appealing for? Shami seems to be asking for an lbw, behind the wicket has gone up for a catch at slip. The umpire says no to all of them, and the replay shows that Root didn't hit it. A bit of rubbish down the leg side adds four byes to the total.